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Live and online seminars

Video presentations and live seminars presented via digital platforms such as Zoom, GoToMeeting and Microsoft Teams are now a commonplace alternative to face-to-face meetings. Here is just a small selection of what’s on offer at ribacpd.com. For an even greater choice, click on the search bar above.
Delivering Beautiful Building Services
Online Learning, by PARC, a Price Company
Using examples of different approaches to building services integration this seminar highlights the potential to create better ceiling designs through the use of coordinated components. Adopting this approach, and combining it with engineering and architectural expertise, is the key to producing architectural and building services solutions that are greater than the sum of their parts.

PARC's mission is to enable forward-thinking building designers to achieve their vision by delivering innovative, beautiful ceiling systems that are easy to specify, order, install and maintain. PARC is experienced in complex integration projects and can work directly with owners and design teams to create and execute solutions tailored to your project’s needs. PARC is a member of the Price organisation. Incorporated in Canada in 1949, Price is the supplier of preference for air distribution and HVAC products in North America.

Duration: 35-40 minutes, plus Q&A
Digital Signage and Wayfinding as part of the building design
Online Learning, by Signbox Ltd
Digital signage is about environments, productivity and being connected in the workplace. Understanding these benefits helps deliver more effective digital strategies. Incorporating them into the design rather than treating them as an afterthought or enhancement is key to creating a digital signage and wayfinding strategy that fits into the story of a building and improves visitors’ and employees’ overall experience.

UK-based Signbox is a leading signage specialist with over 30 years’ industry experience. With intelligent design and application, the company consistently delivers award-winning visual communications via traditional and pioneering signage methods. It operates across a number of market sectors including corporate, education, healthcare, retail, hotel and leisure. Signbox provides proven formulas based on contemporary design, technical innovation and engineering excellence. Sourcing and implementing cutting edge technologies and high quality sustainable materials, the company is renowned for delivering powerful interior and exterior signage projects for a diverse range of global brands in the UK, Europe, the Americas and the Far East – all of which are compliant, futureproof and visually arresting.
Fire Performance of Polyester Powder Coating
Online Learning, by Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings Ltd
Explores how polyester powder coatings comply with Part B regulations, with particular focus on EN 13501-1 testing. Also includes an in-depth analysis of how competing cladding finishes (powder coatings, anodising and pre-coat aluminium) perform in large scale through-the-wall testing to BS 8414, best practice guidelines for safe cladding, and a debunking of common myths associated with A1 and A2-s1-do classified systems.

AkzoNobel Powder Coatings is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of powder coatings for architectural applications. It offers an extensive range of standard and customised finishes meeting national and international standards. The company's products have been used in some of the world’s most prestigious projects, including Flame Towers, Beijing's Bird’s Nest Stadium and The Shard.

Duration: 50 minutes, plus Q&A
Introduction to Engineered Quartz Surfaces
Online Learning, by Caesarstone UK
Engineered quartz, a man-made product formed from natural materials, first appeared in the market in the late eighties and is the fastest growing worktop material globally. It’s often used for kitchen worktops, splashbacks, bathroom vanities, table tops, as well as commercial applications such as hotel desks and bars. This introductory seminar offers an essential insight to the design potential, technical considerations, relevant standards and best practice guidelines surrounding engineered quartz and its specification.

Caesarstone is a concept and lifestyle-driven company with a customer-centered approach to designing, developing, and producing high-end engineered quartz surfaces for residential and commercial applications. Caesarstone products offer superior aesthetic appeal and functionality. Their distinct colours, styles, textures and finishes are ideal for countertops, vanities, wall cladding, floors, and other interior surfaces. Notable for their inherent longevity and characteristics such as non-porousness, scratch and stain resistance, and durability, they represent a desirable alternative to other surface choices.
The Future of Home Automation
Understand what true automation is, what it looks like, why we need it and what benefits it brings. Examines some of the more common reasons why automation is not considered for projects, and why many of these are based on fallacy. Also addresses how to use automation in low energy homes, how to specifying automation systems that are easy to use, and the differences between central systems and Internet of Things (IoT) systems.

Loxone Flagship Partner Automate delivers projects that provide full building control, whether you’re looking for a next level smart home that’s properly centrally managed, a hotel that needs the ‘wow’ factor, or a commercial space that needs to be efficient and easily monitored. Loxone provides robust systems that extend beyond its own product range, so you know it’s all covered. What’s more they’re simple to use and truly automated!

Duration: 90-120 minutes, plus Q&